I’m looking to buy my first pair of headphones that don’t come free with something.
I’m looking at the AKG K551s, since you can pick them up for as little as £99 now, and if they sound as good as their predecessors, the K550s, that seems like a good deal.
Although it’s not essential, quite like the idea of the 3-button remote for iPhone so that I can navigate tracks without breaking concentration. iPhone will be the primary source, for casual listening after the family have gone to bed.
Budget is £100-130ish.
I’m working on an assumption that form factor can influence the sound a headphone is able to reproduce. I really like B&W products, and you can pick the P3’s up recertified for £130, which would bring them within budget, but I’m guessing that, even if they’re a good pair of cans, their smaller form factor will colour the sound quality comparative to the AKG K551s. any thoughts on this angle specifically?
Any other recommendations in this price point?
Primary use is at home, so portability isn’t a major concern.